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April Estrellon

Pod Squad: Honolulu Rail CEO Promises Passenger Service In 2020 Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Honolulu Rail CEO Promises Passenger Service In 2020

Andrew Robbins, executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, foresees “interim service” from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium.

Pod Squad: Meet Hawaii’s New GOP State Rep Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Meet Hawaii’s New GOP State Rep

Public school teacher Val Okimoto steadily canvassed her Mililani Mauka district to win her first-ever political race.

Pod Squad: Have You Tried A Biki Yet? Kelsey Colpitts of Biki

Pod Squad: Have You Tried A Biki Yet?

Many Honolulu residents and visitors have, and Bikeshare Hawaii’s new executive director explains why.

Pod Squad: To Build A Better Hawaii

Pod Squad: To Build A Better Hawaii

A hui of local architects invites the public to participate in workshops focused on making Honolulu and the state better places to live.

Pod Squad: Hawaii Democratic Leader Talks About ‘Healing The Party’

Pod Squad: Hawaii Democratic Leader Talks About ‘Healing The Party’

Kealii Lopez on her party’s deep bench, the challenge for local Republicans and the state of Democrats under Trump.

VIDEO: 9 Questions For David Ige And Andria Tupola

VIDEO: 9 Questions For David Ige And Andria Tupola

See what the Hawaii gubernatorial candidates have to say about key issues — and the last movie they watched.

Hawaii Civics 101: What’s A ConCon?

Hawaii Civics 101: What’s A ConCon?

Every 10 years, voters are asked if they want to hold a state constitutional convention. The last one occurred in 1978.

Hawaii Civics 101: What’s A ConCon?

Hawaii Civics 101: What’s A ConCon?

Every 10 years, voters are asked if they want to hold a state constitutional convention. The last one occurred in 1978.

Pod Squad: Teachers Union Leader Makes Case For ConAm Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Teachers Union Leader Makes Case For ConAm

Corey Rosenlee argues why the state should be allowed to levy a surcharge on property taxes to help pay for education.

Pod Squad: Gene Ward On ‘Broken Promises’ For Hawaiians Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Gene Ward On ‘Broken Promises’ For Hawaiians

The GOP state representative advocates for more funding and better management of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

Pod Squad: Why We Should Stop Punishing Drug Users April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why We Should Stop Punishing Drug Users

The leader of a national drug policy group talks about recreational marijuana and criminal justice reform.

Pod Squad: House Speaker Talks About Disaster Relief For Counties Courtesy James Gonser

Pod Squad: House Speaker Talks About Disaster Relief For Counties

The Pod Squad goes to the Capitol between legislative sessions to catch up with Scott Saiki.